Birthing

Birthing

Giving birth the “white man’s way”

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sheila Jennings Linehan
Edition: 
Vol 13, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article identifies the colonizing of childbirth in the north and the consequences for Inuit communities. Discusses how to improve access to culturally appropriate care for the First Nations of Canada. 

 


Birthing options

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Madeline Boscoe
Kathleen McDonnell
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Vol. 1, N. 1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1979
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the continued struggle of the medicalization of birth for families, questions promising alternative birthing options and whether they have the capacity to bring about concrete change and questions the accessibility of these new birthing options; suggests systemic shifts are still needed.

Young and Aboriginal: Labour and birth experiences of teen mothers in Winnipeg

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English
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Online
Author: 
Bernice Downey
Roberta Stout
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Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Explores young Aboriginal mothers' labour and birthing needs and their suggestions for more positive experiences and outcomes. This research builds upon the 2009 PWHCE report, Young Aboriginal Mothers in Winnipeg, which discovered that the majority of Aboriginal mothers interviewed felt the birthing experience was frightening. Findings in the report echo that of other Aboriginal teen advocates who are calling for more research specifically focused on this population group and the need for an increased awareness regarding their maternal health needs.

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ISBN # 978-1-897250-36-5
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Includes bibliographical references. This is project #237 of Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence.

Outsourcing births

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Signy Gerrard
Edition: 
Vol. 13 No. 2
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2011
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

The Network speaks with health advocate Shirley Tagalik about why her northern town is fighting to bring maternity care back to their community.

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Available online only
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 14800039

Assisted Human Reproduction: Getting a clearer picture

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English
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Paper
Online
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Fédération du Québec pour la planning des naissances
Translation into English made possible by the Canadian Women's Health Network
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

The goal of this brochure is to raise collective awareness of the issues involved with assisted reproductive technologies in terms of health, certainly, but also in terms of social, economic and ethical issues.

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ISBN 9782980239397

It is time for a national birthing strategy

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Mike Haymes
Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada
Publisher: 
Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg

Discusses how Canada’s obstetrics and gynecology society is proposing a national birthing strategy to help address a shortage of maternity healthcare professionals – and a looming maternity care crisis.

Advice for pregnant women about c-section, vaginal birth and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)

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English
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Online
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Maternity Center Association
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Maternity Center Association
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Links to various sources of information on c-sections, vaginal birth and VBAC.

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Appropriate maternity services for normal pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal period

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English
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Online
Author: 
International Confederation of Midwives
Publisher: 
International Confederation of Midwives
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
The Hague, Netherlands

Provides the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding the provision of midwifery care to women before, during, and after pregnancy and childbirth.

Should I choose VBAC or repeat c-section?

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English
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Maternity Center Association
Publication Date: 
2004
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New York, NY

Provides information on the issues surrounding VBAC vs. planned repeat caesarean section. Includes a review of the evidence.

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How can I prevent pelvic floor problems when giving birth?

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English
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Online
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Maternity Center Association
Publication Date: 
2004
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New York, NY

Provides information about pelvic floor problems related to pregnancy and giving birth. Includes a review of the evidence and links to other resources.

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